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Table 1 Information associated with caesarean deliveries, newborns, collection of the fluid, as well as fluid volume and cellularity

From: Term amniotic fluid: an unexploited reserve of mesenchymal stromal cells for reprogramming and potential cell therapy applications

Sample Indication for caesarean Gestational age (week + day) Duration of collection (s) Apgar scorea AF volume (ml) Number of MNCs (106/litre)
1 Two previous CSs 38 + 1 70 9, 10, 10 400 10.7
2 Breech presentation 39 + 2 120 7, 9, 10 312 5.5
3 Previous anal sphincter injury 39 + 2 90 10, 10, 10 1025 3.7
4 Previous complicated delivery 39 + 6 ND 9, 10, 10 250 24
5 Two previous CSs 39 + 1 180 9, 10, 10 450 4.8
6 Previous uterine rupture 40 + 1 ND 9, 10, 10 480 22.9
7 Breech presentation 38 + 4 120 9, 10, 10 39 2.8
8 Previous CS + maternal request 38 + 6 60 9, 10, 10 359 1.0
9 Placenta praevia 38 + 3 100 6, 10, 10 219 5.8
10 Transverse lie 37 + 6 70 7, 9, 10 410 2.6
11 Breech presentation 41 + 0 70 9, 10, 10 119 1.8
12 Breech presentation 37 + 0 ND 8, 9, 10 750 ND
13 and 14b Twins + previous placenta accreta 37 + 1 90 + 45 9, 10, 10 + 9, 10, 10 86 + 55 ND
15 Previous CS + maternal request 39 + 0 90 8, 9, 10 1500 ND
16 Two previous CSs 38 + 4 170 9, 10, 10 650 ND
17 Previous CS + maternal request 38 + 6 90 9, 9, 10 250 ND
18 Previous CS + maternal request 39 + 1 120 8, 9, 10 320 ND
19 Placenta praevia 38 + 4 60 9, 10, 10 131 ND
20 Previous CS + maternal request 38 + 3 90 10, 10, 10 55 1.9
  1. AF amniotic fluid, CS caesarean section, MNC mononuclear cell, ND not determined
  2. aApgar score represents vitality signs on a scale of 0–10 at 1, 5, and 10 min
  3. bSamples 13 and 14 were harvested from a dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy